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Locks have been a part of our lives since centuries and they are the first line of defence for any home or commercial establishment. There are various different types of exterior locks in the market, from the simplest tumbler locks to the sophisticated fingerprint readers, but they are all important in the day to day safety of our property. The obvious purpose of any lock is to keep an unauthorized person out and depending on their features and usability, locks can vary in cost from anywhere between a few dollars to a few hundred. Key making Los Angeles has been a fine art and specific keys are designed to open different types of locks, though some master keys are capable of opening more than one lock too.

Unless you are the first owner of your property, you are never sure of the number of keys for your locks that are already in existence. To secure your property you have the option of either changing all the locks or go in for re-keying. Changing all the locks may be an expensive proposition so expert key making Los Angeles may be involved to cut down the costs by just changing the keying mechanism in the existing locks. Expert locksmiths can change the configuration of the pins in the tumbler locks such that the old keys will not work anymore.

If you take a closer look at the most common keys for the mechanical locks that are in use these days, you will notice that they have grooves cut out in them in the form of a particular pattern. That pattern may or may not resemble the keys from another lock. Key making Los Angeles is a scientific process wherein a series of notches are cut into the keys corresponding to the pins in the tumbler lock. This is one of the easiest locks to rekey and therefore the most flexible. You can add in more locks to your house without increasing the number of keys hanging in your key bunch.

An experienced locksmith can even change the pin pattern in the pin and tumbler lock to fit the lock to the existing key. If the lock works on a universal keying system then it is easy to rekey the lock. If you have deadbolt locks installed on your property then key making Los Angeles may be more of a challenge. Since the deadbolts are designed to be opened with the key and the handle, with a steel plate giving it a firmer anti-breaking status, the five to six pin system works best. Experienced locksmiths can easily design keys for such locks and they are designed following the specific pattern of the given lock.

Most manual locking systems work on a principle of five-pins or six-pins so the key making Los Angeles also follows that pattern. Though recent developments in the locking technology has brought newer types of locks in the market, like the magnetic and the electric locks which work on an entirely different type of keys, the tumbler and the dead bolts are still the most common types of locks in America and will remain so in the foreseeable future.

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